MARKO POLOROID from MOTORMARK
1. Who are you?
2. No, really, who are you?
I play in a Scottish band called Motormark, you saw us at Nottinghill, who are you?
3. What are you up to at the moment?
Programming a drum machine and trying on shirts – at the same time, its my art.
4. What three rules would make up your manifesto?
Wear shirts that need no alterations, speak slower and loudly if drums are running and love thy neighbour or something..
5. If you were the dictator of a modern industrial country, what would
you abolish? What laws would you implement?
Ive got a list as long as an un-altered sleeve of things that i would abolish, funny things happening in scotland this week, bnp marches etc, any sane person would abolish hate in any form..but today im not very keen on personlised number plates (BI6 K3V) or anywhere a ‘C’ can be replaced by a ‘K’ . it may be cheap, but i dont go to Krazy Kuts for my hair Kut. Laws i would implement – we should all be educated on being acountable, i mean they, the people of markonia. anyone in good health should be made to give blood, i bleed myself pale and my brother, much fitter than I says he is a bit scared of needles, they could get 2 or 3 pints out of him and he wouldnt notice! Blood shortage worries me..and vampires. Recycling, i like a sherry after my dinner and the bottles add up, thats a lot of plastic, i mean glass.
6. What are your lyrics about?
7. What is your opinion on the contemporary music scene? What do you
Live scene is doing well, all ages gigs are helping, and its not all American crap-rock bands either, we did an over 14s at the weekend with label mates Panic DHH and another the week before in Norway, makes sense, people dont start listening to music at 18 – in fact stick that in the laws aswell – All gigs All ages.I think promoters are putting on too many ‘safe’ bands and can be pretty unsuportive of anything too alternative, creates a very uninteresting scene a little bit up the ladder and then the knock on is the scene further up is bland, ive got a formula and a tree all sketched out, show you later.
I dont get stuff like The Music or Kasabian, why bother. It would be easy to have a go at Keane or anything along those lines, but im not going to, it doesnt affect me one way or the other, I like what i like, usually ideas or performance over ability, badly recorded.
8. What distinguishes you from your peers?
the drum machine sets us apart from the guitar bands / the guitar sets us apart from the electronic bands.
9. Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Im enjoying the minor success we are having so wouldnt like that to stop, if we make everyone involved enough money and they fancy doing it in 5 years i would be very happy. I suppose besides the band im keen to make some films, maybe films about the band, actually youve got me going now, im gonna talk to my mate about this. if i could be doing all of these things in 5 years time – bingo. Location location location – Im fed up in Scotland, but ive maybe been saying that for 5 years so check on me in 2009. Ive designed a house, its deco, so huge. I spent a few months in New York, that was good, maybe go back there. Everyone keeps saying we should move to Berlin, weve got a gig there this weekend, so will see what its like. I guess everyone gets sick of where theyre from.
10. Any regrets?
Not letting Jane do this interview.